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This stern coast : the story of the charting of the New Zealand coast

Author: John O'Connell Ross
Publisher: Wellington [N.Z.] : Reed, 1969.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The romantic and adventurous story of the sea surveyors of New Zealand's coastline and coastal waters from Tasman and Cook to the Royal New Zealand Navy men of the present day."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: History
Nautical charts
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Ross, John O'Connell.
This stern coast.
Wellington, Reed [1969]
(OCoLC)647145157
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John O'Connell Ross
OCLC Number: 73598
Description: 277 pages : illustrations, charts, maps, portraits ; 22 cm
Contents: As it was in the beginning --
Great navigator : James Cook --
Explorers surveyors, 1769-1840 --
Charts & colonisation : I --
Northern Coasts --
II --
Cook Strait & the Southern surveys --
century of surveys --
Enter HMNZS "Lachlan" --
Coming of age --
Chronological list of surveys --
Early cvhart catalogues --
Present-day chart catalogue --
Origins of the Mariner's charts.
Responsibility: by John O'C. Ross.

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"The romantic and adventurous story of the sea surveyors of New Zealand's coastline and coastal waters from Tasman and Cook to the Royal New Zealand Navy men of the present day."--Jacket.

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